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by L. D. Schmadel

eBook Dictionary of Minor Planet Names download ISBN: 0387572600
Author: L. D. Schmadel
Publisher: Springer Verlag; Revised, Enlarged, Subsequent edition (December 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 741
ePub: 1260 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Astronomy and Space Science

Download books for free. It provides authoritative information about the basis for all names of minor planets

Download books for free. It provides authoritative information about the basis for all names of minor planets. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, this collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who over two centuries vested their affinities in a rich and colorful variety of ingenious names, from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year

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It provides authoritative information about the basis for all names of minor planets. 1.

Lutz D. Schmadel’s most popular book is Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.

Until recently, minor planet name citations were scattered in the astronomical literature, and the origin of many names remained obscure.

While it is obviously geared to any or all members of the astronomical community (including libraries serving them) it also has a much wider fascination for all those of us fascinated by names themselves and by the processes of naming objects.

Автор: Schmadel Lutz D. Название: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Dictionary . The book looks at the way in which prevailing views about modes of global change have changed dramatically over the years

Описание: This eReference includes both the "Dictionary of Minor Planet Names" as well as its "Addendum". The book looks at the way in which prevailing views about modes of global change have changed dramatically over the years. It also considers the way in which catastrophic events are now seen to have influenced the course of evolution in the distant past, as well as the rise and fall of civilisations in more recent times.

Until recently, minor planet name citations were scattered in the astronomical literature, and the origin of many names remained obscure. IAU Commission 20 in 1988 established a study group to elucidate the meanings of asteroid names. Under the chairmanship of the author, some 20 scientists took part in the preparation of the names database. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, minor planet names also provide a most interesting historical insight into the work of astronomers.
Comments: (2)
Chi
This edition has some truly serious typos -- it omits entire lines here and there! I have a previous edition (the Second) which includes the omitted lines, and which is, overall, a much nicer book -- but, alas, the new edition was essential since so many new asteroids have been found. This edition (the Fourth) has almost twice the number of asteroids (10,666) as are in the Second (5,655), although many of the newer ones are still unnamed. It may well be the last one-volume edition, as more asteroids are being found all the time; or maybe they will go entirely to CD-ROM. The CD-ROM that is included with this book is just the book on CD-ROM, and its design is somewhat lacking. It has a "lite" version which is fairly easily usable (although if you stop a search in the middle, you may have to close the program and re-open it) and a full version, which requires you to download additional software from an internet website in order to use it. It's helpful that the CD has a search feature, so you can search the text of the whole book, but the search feature does not add anything else to the basic text-searching capability -- that is, it doesn't include categories or any other ways to search. For example, if you wanted to find all the asteroids named after musicians, and put "musician" into the search engine, you would miss Segovia, since the text only has "guitarist", and many other musicians for similar reasons; this limitation holds true for all types of searches. If you want a dictionary of minor planet names, this is probably your only choice, and I am glad it exists, and would buy it again -- it is really a great reference, and fascinating for general browsing as well as for astronomical purposes -- but it could definitely stand some improvements.
Gaua
Asteroids are being numbered at a rate of thousands per month now. It is simply too costly to spend [money] in a book that become out dated the minute it was printed.
The book also contain a more updated CD but it contain so much error. This book is a waste of time.